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Albert, French physician, 1851-1927. See: Florence crystals.

Nightingale, Florence

(1820-1910), considered the founder of modern nursing. After limited formal training in nursing in Germany and Paris, she became superintendent in 1853 of a small hospital in London. Her outstanding success in reorganizing the hospital led the British government to request that she head a mission to the Crimea, where Britain was fighting a war with Russia. After her return to England in 1856, she wrote Notes on Hospitals and Notes on Nursing and founded a training school for nurses at St. Thomas' Hospital, where she attracted well-educated, dedicated women. The graduates became matrons of the most important hospitals in Great Britain, thus raising the standards of nursing across the nation and eventually around the world. Although she was, by then, bedridden much of the time, she carried on her work on the sanitary reform of India, conducted a study of midwifery, helped establish visiting nurse services, and worked for the reform of the poor laws in which she proposed separate institutions for the sick, the insane, the incurable, and children. One of Florence Nightingale's outstanding contributions was significantly decreasing the infection-related death rate through cleanliness. After Longfellow wrote Santa Filomena, she became known as "The Lady with the Lamp"; the Nightingale Pledge, named after her, embodies her ideals and has inspired thousands of young graduating nurses.
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4] Smarandache, Florentin, A Numerical Function in the Congruence Theory, <Libertas Mathematica>, University of Texas at Arlington, XII(1992), 181-5.
Florentin Smarandache is also known as an artist working in the style of modernism.
For the visit of Everton they will remain at their Stefan cel Mare stadium; LINE-UP: Dinamo Bucharest last season - before the addition of Florin Bratu to the squad; FLASHBACK: Manchester United's Quinton Fortune scores an own goal to put Dinamo Bucharest ahead in the Champions League qualifier last year; DANGER MAN: Dinamo skipper Florentin Petre will pose a big threat
Playing without skipper Gheorgi Hagi, the Romanians were two goals up through Liviu Ciobotariu and Florentin Petre before Niko Lymberpolous pulled one back five minutes from time.
In the 54th minute Scholes became the second United player booked, needlessly bringing down Florentin Petre inside the centre-circle.
But the roof caved in in the second half with goals from Ianis Zicu, Florentin Petre and Florin Bratu (two) leaving Everton staring at elimination.
And they look a far better side than the one which had played in the first half,captain Florentin Petre striding forward and sending in a 20yard shot which tested Howard.
NFC technology has already proven that it has huge potential for a range of applications, such as secure payment via a mobile phone or electronic ticketing for travel," said Marie-France Florentin, ST's Smartcard ICs Business director.
13-micron family builds on more than 20 years experience in the design and manufacture of secure products for the banking industry, and is supported by our expertise in advanced non-volatile memories," said Marie-France Florentin, ST's Smartcard ICs Business Director.
ROMANIANS Steaua Bucharest have revealed that Celtic are closing in on pounds 600,000-rated midfielder Florentin Dumitru.
Midfielders: Dan Petrescu (Chelsea), Florentin Petre (Dynamo Bucharest), Gheorghe Hagi (Galatasaray), Constantin Galca (Espanyol), Catalin Haldan (Dynamo Bucharest), Eric Linkar (Steaua Bucharest), Dorinel Munteanu (Wolfsburg), Ionut Lupescu (Dynamo Bucharest), Laurentiu Rosu (Steaua Bucharest)
The move to 90nm technology for this new ST21 platform device is the breakthrough that adds real cost efficiency to the flexibility and other benefits of the Flash-based smartcard," said Marie-France Florentin, ST's Smartcard ICs Business director.